Students simulate owning and running a small business by playing Lemonade Stands. They play the game for three weeks, then work with a partner to produce a Power Point presentation which would be given to a Board of Directors showing profit/loss.
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The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Entrepreneurs Should Keep Business Simple
Delve into the idea of small businesses and get reading to find out how they grow. THe class reads an article about Steve Gotty, a who made his small business grow and discuss the setbacks he faced. They also discuss ways for a company...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Math Grade 8: Extended Performance Task Starting a Summer Business
If you've ever wanted to start a summer business, now's your chance. Individuals research options and costs for starting a summer business. They create equations regarding start-up costs and write up a proposal for their business.
8th Math CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
Students discover the attributes of small business owners. In this economics lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to learn the meaning of economic concepts related to entrepreneurs and then play a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History